D-Day Anniversary: Barack Obama joins world leaders, vets at Omaha beach

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Flags flew at half staff on Omaha Beach, which U.S. troops had the responsibility of assaulting on D-Day.

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Then and Now: Photographer revisits D-Day sites

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A photographer visited the sites where pictures were taken during the 1944 D-Day invasion to capture them as they appear today.

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Are these the world’s oldest pants?

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Pants dug up from Chinese grave could be over 3,000 years old.

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Remembering Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Nightly look back

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On this day 20 years ago, the world said goodbye to Jackie Kennedy, a woman who set a standard of elegance, grace and resolve.

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Mount St. Helens’ destructive beauty, 34 years later

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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens awoke from its slumber with a devastating eruption.

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Present Memory: Inside the National 9/11 Museum

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The museum opens almost 13 years after 9/11 to tell the story of the victims and preserve the history of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

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Santa Maria found? Wreck may be Columbus’ flagship

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An underwater explorer says heaps of wreckage off Haiti’s coast may mark the spot where Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, sank in 1492.

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Sam the Ram: First openly gay player drafted into NFL

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Michael Sam is the first openly gay player in the NFL, and he’s a St. Louis Ram.

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War is over! Remembering Nazi surrender in 1945

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New Yorkers jammed the streets at 11 a.m. on May 7,1945 to cheer the news of the unconditional surrender of Germany. Great Britain and the U.S. celebrate Victory Day on May 8.

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Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy

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If you were a kid back in 1989, chances are you really, really wanted a Game Boy.

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From the vault: Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower

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125 years ago today, on March 31, 1889, engineer Gustave Eiffel climbed the 1,710 steps of the Eiffel Tower to unfurl the French tricolor, officially marking the completion of his crowning achievement.

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Vet who says he was ‘kissing sailor’ in famous photo dies

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Navy veteran who claimed to be the sailor who was kissing a nurse in the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photo taken in Times Square on V-J day has died.

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Throwback Thursday: Powell posts 1950s selfie

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Colin Powell shows that he was decades ahead of the curve when he posted a “selfie” from sixty years ago on Facebook.

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Flashback! NBC anchors ‘glimpse the future’ of Internet in archive videos 

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Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web! With these NBC News archive clips from 1994 and 1995, we go back to when the World Wide Web and Internet were mere mysteries. See what Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, Tom Brokaw – and Bill Gates – had to say so many years ago.

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The science of selfies: how pictures help us claim our identity

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This week’s selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.

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